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objective of the USF School of Law’s Center for Law and Ethics is to teach
students to become ethical lawyers. Through various projects, it engages
practicing attorneys in discussions about ethics. In addition, it examines the
structure of the legal profession and the legal system, exploring possibilities
for reform and improvement.
To meet the
Center's objectives, law school faculty members teach legal ethics, primarily in
seminars limited to an enrollment of 20. In these seminars, professors address
students' individual moral and ethical commitments and discuss how those should
and should not change as students become lawyers. In addition, professors
explore unorthodox approaches to helping students be happy, healthy, and ethical
attorneys—from teaching classes on interpersonal dynamics to holding meditation
also hosts a variety of events each year, including academic symposia examining
critical legal ethics issues, guest speakers, and continuing legal education
conferences in association with state and local Bar Associations.